Owen Jones is a leftwing journalist who’s been a steadfast trans ally, and recently posted a tweet mentioning online TERF radicalization and also when he recently interviewed trans author Paris Lees talked about TERFs spending all their days immersed in online echo chambers feeding each other’s obsessive hatred of trans women. It’s been a far to frequent occurrence that we’ve seen spree killers in the United States who before committing mass murder have spent an enormous amount of time immersed in online White Supremacist message boards, in fact we don’t even have to look to the United States as recently we had the incel killer who shot dead five people in Plymouth and beforehand had spent months obsessing on incel message boards about his microcystic grievances, so one has to start asking how long before transphobic terfy bigots with their ever increasing obsessive cult of hate towards trans women ends up resulting in one of them actually doing some serious physical harm to one or more trans women?
Conservative legislators and special interest groups are using scientific studies as a cudgel in their attempts to limit children’s access to gender affirming healthcare.
Dating exclusion and genital preferences are a broad and controversial topic, so get yourself a drink and get comfortable because we’re going to get real uncomfortable. It seems like folks are doing a lot of hand-wringing about whether it’s more or less obligatory to include trans folks in your dating pool or if excluding us makes you a bad person.
And to that, I say, “wrong question.” We keep having this argument in comments sections and blogs. If we’re going to talk about genital preferences and trans-exclusionary attitudes in dating, we can’t do this halfway. This isn’t as simple a topic as it gets made out to be on the internet. Our mantras about trans women being women and trans men being men aren’t there to help make anything better.
Can we be honest, cis folks? Have you ever said “trans women are women” in the comments section and had a person turn around and go, “wow, I never thought of it like that?” No. Because you’re not saying that to help trans people. If we’re honest, you’re saying that to help you. It’s a performance you put on. So, here’s the deal. If you want to keep doing that song and dance, you can. Have at it. If you’re interested in understanding and thinking about this conversation differently, let’s talk.
A federal judge in Indianapolis has ruled against a former Brownsburg teacher who said he was forced to resign after refusing to call transgender students by their chosen names.
The judge on Monday rejected former orchestra teacher John Kluge’s allegations of religious discrimination and retaliation against the Brownsburg Community School Corporation.
Not even a month after its Board of Governors came to the defense of transgender athletes and put the states who target them on notice, the NCAA caved to the bigotry. By selecting three states that recently legalized discrimination against transgender athletes as hosts for the postseason softball tournament, the NCAA told an already marginalized group of young men and women just how little their lives and self-worth mean.
…we live in unprecedented times when it comes to trans rights. Over 90 bills have been introduced in state legislatures to push back against trans rights in the United States. While most of them are focused on trans-feminine athletes in school sports programs — the most attractive target the right wing has discovered recently — some go much further, barring transgender people from getting health insurance that covers trans needs, preventing trans youth from securing or continuing puberty blockers, and even charging our caregivers with a felony for doing so.
Over the last 28 years, the ADF has defended laws prohibiting same-sex intimacy; opposed marriage, adoption, and surrogacy for same-sex couples; attacked LGBTQ non-discrimination laws, as well as bans on conversion therapy for minors; argued in favor of laws that require transgender people to undergo sterilization before legally changing their gender; challenged access to contraception; and supported the criminalization of abortion at any stage of pregnancy. Its work stretches beyond the United States; ADF has, for instance, championed Belize’s archaic anti-sodomy law, which allows for the persecution and imprisonment of gay people. The ADF’s overarching position on gay people is that they should either be converted to heterosexuality or fired from their jobs and imprisoned because of their sexual orientation. This stance has earned the group a controversial designation as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
I’ve been looking through various Transgender news feeds and all I’m seeing are stories about all of the Republican bills being introduces across the country as if there weren’t any other pressing issues which need attention and honestly, I am sick and tired of it. If this pack of rabbid fundamintalist evangalical busy bodies spent half the energy on real problems such as homelessness, poverty, or education, everyones lives could be improved a thousand fold. Yet what are they all fired up about? Trans women and girls playing sports or worse yet, proper medical care for trans youth. WTAF?
Google’s advertising system allowed employers or landlords to discriminate against nonbinary and some transgender people, The Markup found.
Companies trying to run ads on YouTube or elsewhere on the web could direct Google not to show those ads to people of “unknown gender” — meaning people who have not identified themselves to Google as “male” or “female.” After being alerted to this by The Markup, Google pledged to crack down on the practice.
So there’s a diary up about the two transphobic garbage bills currently being pushed in Montana.
In the comments section of that diary several (cisgender) Kossacks are showing that they’ve been suckered by an old and pernicious lie told by TERFs and transphobes regarding trans women in sports.